Ms. R. Garland Gray
- an author of books less ordinary.
Predestined, book I in the Faery Faith Series
Books in the Faery Faith Series:
In an ancient realm of magic, love has a destiny of its own . . .
Abandoned at birth on the shores of a sacred loch, Bryna never knew her family or true heritage. She exists as a slave in the fortress of a Roman invader, her only friend an ancient, blind Druidess, Derina. Her life is bleak and without hope. And then Derina tells her she must rescue the prisoner in the dungeon.
Tynan lies naked, chained to a cold, stone slab, both body and mind tortured by the Sorcerer, evil ally of the Roman lord. The Sorcerer's purpose? To discover if this one, at last, might by the Dark Chieftain, the fulfiller of prophecy.
Even deeper in the dungeon, trapped by magical enchantment, are the faeries. They await their liberator, the one who has been prophesied.
And the Dark Chieftain awaits a destiny of his own . . . mating with the territorial goddess . . . a union that will set the land, and many lives, aright.
First, however, he must gain his freedom and find her.
And Bryna is on her way to the dungeon . . .
Kindred, ruins of a faery fortress
He felt sluggish and gray, locked in a cold oblivion not of his making. Drugged eyelids crusted open, struggling for focus. Shadows lingered beyond the candlelight in the crumbling tomb of the ancient faery fort.
Tynan shifted cramping muscles. Iron manacles dug into the raw flesh of his wrists and ankles. Painfully, he lifted his head and surveyed his surroundings. He lay on his back on a sacrificial altar of stone, naked and chained, an offering to the otherworld gods, he supposed, his mind still foggy. They had extended his arms above his head and spread his legs apart; leaving him vulnerable.
His head fell back with a heavy thud. He wished he could wake up from this dark dream.
“Doona fight so; let the drug release you.”
He startled at the soft lilting voice, so out of place here. A small figure came into view and Tynan blinked to bring the hooded shape into focus.
" If you like a complex story that is not simple to sum up in a few, pithy words, then you will revel in this one. Fans of Moran Llewlyn or Eric Flint's early work will surely find this to be a most welcome addition to their TBR list. What is particularly fascinating is the fact that rather than focusing on one aspect of the fey world, the entire panoply of fairies is brought into play, making for an interesting exploration." ~ Amanda Killgore, Eternal Night
"I was so involved with Predestined that I read it in like half a day... I just couldn't put it down for anything!!!!!
Please keep making such GREAT books!!!" ~ Dawn, reader
"From its hushed and beautiful opening sentence to its intensely romantic conclusion, Predestined fulfills its promise of love and fate, and hope against darkness. R Garland Gray is a lyric star on the rise." ~ Mary Beth Bass, romance author, www.marybethbass.com
When Destiny and Desire Collide! "...I definitely recommend PREDESTINED as a fantastic fantasy read! " ~ Mindy Lobaugh, The Best Reviews, http://pnr.thebestreviews.com/review31805.
"Ms. Gray excels at taking a fascinating prophecy and energizing it with dynamics of different mystical cultures and beliefs. I definitely recommend PREDESTINED as a fantastic fantasy read!" ~ Cynthia Eckert, Paranormal Romance Reviews, http://pnr.thebestreviews.com/review32420
Thank you for writing such a great book. I took it with me when I went to Florida on vacation and could NOT put it down. The need to know what happened next consumed me. Keep up the good work. ~ Mary Lou Grisanti, reader
A must read for all! "...Compelling and magical, PREDESTINED by R. Garland Gray is an intriguing blend of romance and fantasy. Myth and destiny collide in a tale of love, hope, and enchantment as two people play out their fates together, while at the same time try to overcome the obstacles that face them, real and supernatural. Even chained and bloody, Tynan gives off an animal magnetism, and the power that he emits is undeniable, showing the strength of his character, both physical and mental. He understands destiny, and is determined to right the wrongs of his father by fulfilling his prophecy. And whereas Tynan has complete faith in the way his life is supposed to be, Bryna is more reluctant to accept her own fate, and constantly struggles against it. Secondary characters all have their own agendas, be they fey or mortal, good or evil, and all are tied to the success, or failure, of Tynan and Bryna's mystic journey. A spellbinding love story that captures the attention from the very beginning, PREDESTINED by R. Garland Gray is a must read for all! " ~ Courtney Michelle, Romance Reviews Today
"R. Garland Gray writes Mythical Magic that you can sink your teeth into. I, for one, as a reader look forward to another banquet!"
~ Anne Elizabeth, romance author, www.anneelizabeth.net
5 Hearts from the Romance Studio! - Rated: Excellent. "...R. Garland Gray created a charming, magical world. Her descriptions are evocative, and the entire book is permeated with sensuality..." ~ Kitty Cullen, The Romance Studio, www.theromancestudio.com
"Sensual and scintillating, PREDESTINED is a magical journey where love walks with honor as prophecy leads the way." ~ Sharon Horton, romance author, www.sharonhorton.com
Five Stars All The Way!! "...Ms. Gray is an exceptional author and one that paints a vivid picture with her words. The reader won't be able to help but be drawn into her magical world, nor will they be able to help falling a little in love with Tynan themselves..." ~ K. Ahlers, Independent Reviewer
Romance Junkies: 4 Blue Ribbon Review. PREDESTINED by R. Garland Gray is a wonderful and exciting mix of legend, the paranormal and adventure. Tynan and Bryna are dynamic lead characters that bring the story to life and have the reader totally involved and cheering them on throughout their many trials. I was completely captured from the beginning and was delighted to be taken by surprise at a few of the unexpected twists reveled throughout the story. When I reached the last page of this book I felt that I had been to the magical land of the faeries and was lucky enough to have had a glimpse of a true and unselfish love. ~ Char, Romance Junkies, www.romancejunkies.com, http://www.romancejunkies.com/artman/publish/article_3478.shtml
Four Stars! - Compelling, Page Turner. "This is a powerful and magical tale of moonbeams, pixies and love. Readers who enjoy fantasy will want to put this on top of their to-be-read pile. SENSUAL." ~ Romantic Times BOOKclub magazine
"Hope wars with fear. Honor wars with love. ... This is a good book." ~ Affaire de Coeur magazine "Bringing you 25-years of honest reviews"
Rated a 10! "...PREDESTINED is a terrific Ancient Britannia romantic fantasy that grips the audience... R. Garland Gray provides a colorful historical tale that will elate fans..." ~ H. Klausner, Independent Reviewer
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